T.J. McCance is a Vice President and Financial Advisor with Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. as part of the Beck Schnur McCance Group. Originally joining the Hefren-Tillotson in 2013 after moving back to his hometown of Butler, T.J. has worked closely with clients on strategies geared toward growing and protecting assets, planning for an extended care need, planning for an upcoming retirement, and helping current retirees to create efficient and reliable income strategies during retirement years.
T.J. also has a passion and specialized background in helping business owners, both large and small, work through succession planning, key employee retention strategies, and manages employer sponsored retirement plans. T.J. is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative holding his Series 7 and 66 licenses. He also holds the Life, Accident and Health, and Property and Casualty Licenses. T.J. has also attained the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI).
“I believe every individual, whether white collar, blue collar, self-employed, or otherwise, should have access to the best financial advice and planning so they can enjoy life to the fullest. Both from my personal life experiences and professional work, I help our clients set a plan in motion that will allow them to live comfortably, and ease their concerns. I do this through the process of evaluating their individual circumstances, and subsequently coordinating all facets of their financial well-being, including their current and future investments, insurance, legal documents, taxes, and potential need to address an extended care event. It is only when all these areas are aligned and coordinated true financial peace of mind can exist. In the end, I help clients enjoy their retirement, whether currently retired or planning for the future, because all these pieces of their financial plan have been addressed.”
Prior to his career with Hefren-Tillotson, T.J. graduated from Clarion University in 2006 with a B.S. in Management and Industrial Relations. He also completed his Masters of Business Administration Degree from Clarion University in 2008. While at Clarion, T.J. served as the President of Student Senate and was a Captain of the wrestling team and a PSAC Scholar Athlete. Upon graduating in 2006, T.J. started his professional career with Burns and Burns Associates, Inc. as a Marketing Representative with a focus on business development in areas of both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. T.J. would later move on to become a Financial Advisor with LPL Financial until joining the Hefren-Tillotson team in June of 2013.
T.J. is passionate about community involvement and has volunteered in a number of capacities including formerly serving on the Board Board of Directors for the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Butler County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities. He currently serves on The Lighthouse Foundation Board of Directors and is also actively involved with his son’s youth sports teams as a volunteer coach.
“I just want be a good example for my son and try to live a life with meaning, push myself to be better, and have a positive impact on the people around me. If I can leave this world a better place after I’m gone, and teach my son to do the same, I’ll call that a successful life.”
T.J. and his wife, Halee, reside in Butler, PA with their son, Isaac.